Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith SYD Airport Overview

Sydney Airport SYD is Australia's premier airport - serving the State of New South Wales and its capital city Sydney.

SYD Airport is located in Sydney's suburb of Mascot, and is directly accessible from Marsh Street, exit Centre Road.  Sydney Airport is accessible via  the Southern Cross Drive M1 motorway - the quickest connection to city center.

With three long runways and an estimated 38 million passengers annually, Sydney Airport is major hub to Qantas and secondary hub to Virgin Blue, Jetstar & Tiger Airways Australia, and it is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
 - American Airlines offers daily service to Los Angeles, using its 310-seat B777-300ER aircraft.
 - Qatar Airways offers 6 flights a week to San Francisco SFO, and daily  Doha-Sydney service .

Arriving Australian and New Zealand passport holders
may use the self-service SmartGate with facial recognition technology for faster passport control.

The new on-Airport Hotel Rydges, a four-star hotel with 331 rooms and amenities, is located at the International Terminal
Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals – T1, T2 & T3.
Current & Future Airport Developments:  Over the next five years SD continuers to invest in upgraddig its ervices facilities:
  - The Terminal 1 Departures redevelopment is to be completed by Sept. 2016. Phase.
  - Both Terminals 1 & 2 are getting an updated digital content platform, which is to include faster WiFi speeds, and a 'wall garden' homepage sending users targeted news, flight details & retail & dining offers. 
  - The extensive road & transport network at T2/T3 is currently being upgraded - the first stage of which is a new 5-lane exit road at Seventh Street (part of the 'T2/T3 Ground Access Solutions & Hotel Major Development Plan' - to be completed by 2018.)
  - The current  Airport is to be transformed into two airline alliance-based areas by integrating international, domestic and regional services under one roof - expected to be operational by 2019.
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Construction started for a new Airport at Badgery's Creek - with a capacity of 10M passengers/yr, with a 3.7km long runway, swing gates and a new 4-lane motorway leading directly to it.
  - An extension of six more train stations is to be built in south-west Sydney, making the new airport accessible via rail tunnel.



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